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Royalsborough Inn at Bagley House
Ranked #1 of 1 Durham B&B and Inns
Virginia
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38 reviews
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“A Royal Experience”
Reviewed 22 June 2012

We had a fabulous three days at the Royalsborough Inn - wonderful accommodations in a Pre Revolutionary War house - tastefully decorated, modern accommodations at an agro-tourism farm - couldn't ask for more. Jim prepared three different breakfasts for us - all delicious and very tasty. He gave us and our local relatives an interesting tour of the farm and provided an educational talk on the raising of alpacas. There is something for everyone at this inn - plus, it is convenient to the Maine sea shore, and, of course, LL Bean.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Somerset, New Jersey
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

Lovely accommodations. Friendly innkeeper. Breakfasts were quite tasty and relaxing. We found out that dawn comes early in Maine, but even with the early light and the rooster's crowing (didn't bother us at all) sleeping in was welcome and comfortable. Staying at the Royalsborough Inn was a great change from the hustle and bustle of an in-town motel. Highly recommended for quiet and relaxation. Being farther away from the town lights let us see the spectacular night sky. Thanks for a lovely time.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 15 March 2012

We had a very memorable trip to Durham, a small town just 10 minutes from downtown Freeport. We arrived Friday night, too dark to see much of the farm. Jim upgraded us to a cottage room because renovations were being done to the main house. We woke up giggling to the sound of roosters crowing and geese honking! We had a great view of the entire farm from our window. The silkie chickens were so adorable, and the coop was right outside our window. Jim kept a nice variety of animals, but just a few of each breed. It seems like the family just enjoy keeping interesting animals around for fun. They were all extremely knowledgeable and kind people. The breakfast was amazing. Everything was exceptional and homey tasting. This was so much better than staying at a generic hotel chain. Thanks Jim and Marianne!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Boston
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

A friend and I spent a weekend out at the Inn in March. The innkeeper, Jim, makes a wonderful breakfast and he was a gracious host when it came to showing us the animals and helping us plan our itinerary while we were out there. Coming from Boston, it's an adjustment to being on a farm and it was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

My wife and I spent the first weekend in February 2012 here. It was our first visit to the Inn and we stayed in the Durham Room which was wonderful. The room was very spacious, well lit, and the bed was firm and comfortable. The one and only thing we cold suggest as a change in the room (and this occured to us after our stay) was that a love seat in front of the fireplace would have been nicer for a couple instead of the two indivudual chairs for that romantic feeling.

During the cold Maine nights, we made use of the gas fireplace and the incredible alpaca fiber-filled comforter! Jim and Maryanne are wonderful hosts and we enjoyed chatting with them each morning during breakfast. The food was delicious and include farm fresh eggs right from the chickens on site. The farm animals were set back from the housing and never disturbed us, and it was fun to see the alpacas, geese, chickens, and the very friendly dog Gracie.

Jim and Marianne were very helpful in giving suggestions for shopping and dining and making sure that we got everything out of our trip that we wanted. Both the main house and the building that we stayed in are very nicely decorated and contain lots of interesting and intriguing items to look at, books to read, and games if you are so inclined.

The Inn is located right between Freeport and Brunswick, so it was great for getting around to a bunch of different locations that we wanted to check out. We would certainly come back here again and would love to stay in some of the other rooms also.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

The Royalsborough is owned and run by the two most hospitable people you could wish to meet. Farmer Jim and his wife Marriane are lovely and do everything within their power to help you figure out what to do and make you comfortable. My daughter was so excited to be on a farm she was up around 5:30 to go visit the goats (right outside the window). They captivated her until breakfast – which was always delicious and served promptly. Despite the animals being a short distance away, I never got the feeling that I was on a farm unless I actually looked out side. In other words, everything was super tidy & clean and potential unpleasant smells did not drift our way. It was fun to meet all the animals including the mohair bunnies, which were a delight to hold. When our original plans to go to Vermont fell through because of an impending hurricane and we didn’t know where to go, so we called the most welcoming place we could think of - Royalsborrough. They took us in and we felt well cared for during a rough storm. Highly recommend Royalsburrough!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 November 2011

I guess we got the innkeepers on a bad weekend as others mention their hospitality which we did not see. In short, rooms were basic and decoration hokey. In need of renovation in bathroom. Food was forgettable. Not a good value overall.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Additional Information about Royalsborough Inn at Bagley House

Property: Royalsborough Inn at Bagley House
Address: 1290 Royalsborough Rd, Durham, ME 04222-5225
Region: United States > Maine > Durham
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Durham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Royalsborough Inn at Bagley House 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Royalsborough Inn is a coutry inn built in 1772. It is six miles from Freeport and LL Bean. Bates and Bowdoin Colleges are only minutes away. Enjoy visiting with our alpaca and shop in our store filled with alpaca yarns and clothing. ... more   less 
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